FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
WHO ARE YOU?
I am a 21 year old boy from Norway and a content creator on YouTube. Besides making Pokémon themed videos, I am also a full-time student and livestreamer. I enjoy content creation and want to contribute to the Pokemon community with useful, entertaining and inspiring videos. You can have a look at my BEST VIDEOS - nirthpanter playlist to learn more about what the nirthpanter YouTube channel is all about. I aspire to become the best Pokemon guide creator on YouTube one day. My goal in life is to have a nice family. To have a nice family and to work creatively is my dream in life.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE TO MAKE VIDEOS?
You can have a look at the RESOURCES page for a full list of my equipment, in case there is anything you would like to acquire as well. I use a desktop for everything I do: video recording, video editing, writing, building my website, finding information. The software I use to record videos with is OBS Studio which is free. It is a really good software program that I highly recommend if you make videos on a desktop or a laptop. I use a 3DS Capture card for my current Pokemon videos when making video guides or when having battle livestreams. I am against simulators and I only play Pokemon on Nintendo's systems and GAME FREAK's official Pokemon titles. You can have a look at the unboxing for one of the 3DS capture cards I have used.
ARE YOU GAY?
No, I am heterosexual. I have a girlfriend and am very happy in my relationship.
WHY THE WEIRD ACCENT?
I am Norwegian and I have English as my second language. I am also doing unconscious mimicry of the people I listen to and talk to the most and so my English is greatly affected by that. If you go back to videos on the channel from 2015 you will see I talked very differently. I have gotten a lot of experience with English the past years, so I would hope you think I have improved, and I do acknowledge I speak differently than the native English speakers you may talk to or follow. Some people hate it, others love it. There are plenty of people to watch on YouTube.
WHAT DOES NPC MEAN?
The abbreviation 'NPC' has a lot of meanings. Most would be familiar with the term 'NPC' as a 'non-playable-character', which the characters inside the Pokemon games are typically referred to as. I used to end my videos with "be your very best" and as you should be yourself and no one else, a non-playable-character for anyone but you, I figured NPC would work well as the name of our community. NPC can also mean the nirthpanter community which means the people subscribed to the nirthpanter YouTube channel.
I LOVE YOUR VIDEOS, HOW CAN I SUPPORT YOU?
This is always flattering to see in my YouTube comment section. I am very grateful for being able to bring people value. The best way to support is to watch videos. I do, however, aspire to become the best Pokémon video guide creator of all, and additional resources are much appreciated to enable me to make more videos. You can support by the exchange of rewards on Patreon.
WHY DO YOU DO YOUTUBE?
My mission in life is to become a good parent and being a content creator would allow me to work from home and spend a lot of time with my future kids and family. This has been very important to me the past 5 years and I work hard as a content creator to hopefully make this a practical option for me in the future.
HOW DID THE NAME "nirthpanter" ORIGINATE?
I went into a detailed story about the origin of nirthpanter in this livestream.
DO YOU PLAN ON GOING FULL-TIME?
I am currently a full-time student and I spend my leisure to do everything nirthpanter. I am working on getting a bachelor's degree in economics. The reason being I want to learn more about numbers, statistics and also get a milestone that will get me a 9-5 job if I need to. My goal is to get a bachelor's degree and go full-time on YouTube in 2021.
WHEN DO YOU LIVESTREAM?
I host a weekly 1.5 hour long YouTube Gaming livestream. Current schedule: